Antiviral agents 3. Discovery of a novel small molecule non-nucleoside inhibitor of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).
Summary of "Antiviral agents 3. Discovery of a novel small molecule non-nucleoside inhibitor of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)."
The discovery of a small molecule non-nucleoside inhibitor of Hepatitis B Virus is described. During our work on conocurvone derived naphthoquinone 'trimers' for the treatment of HIV, we discovered a potent inhibitor 9 of Hepatitis B Virus in an antiviral screen. During attempts to resynthesis 9 for proof of concept studies, we altered the synthesis in order to attempt to reduced side reactions and difficult to remove by-products. As a result we discovered a small molecule 19 that also was a potent inhibitor of HBV. Importantly, this small molecule inhibitor of Hepatitis B Virus is also an inhibitor of Hepatitis B Virus resistant to 3TC, a bench mark of nucleoside analogues active in the treatment of Hepatitis B Virus. The development of 19 as an agent to treat HBV infections is discussed.
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University (Parkville Campus), 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21333535
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.01.109
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A potent, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used in combination with nucleoside analogues for treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.
Part of a MESSENGER RNA molecule that undergoes a conformation change upon binding a specific metabolite or other small molecule thereby regulating the messenger RNA's transcription, post-transcriptional processing, transport, translation, or stability in response to varying levels of the metabolite or other small molecule.
An enzyme that catalyzes reversible reactions of a nucleoside triphosphate, e.g., ATP, with a nucleoside monophosphate, e.g., UMP, to form ADP and UDP. Many nucleoside monophosphates can act as acceptor while many ribo- and deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates can act as donor. EC 22.214.171.124.
A nucleoside antimetabolite antiviral agent that blocks nucleic acid synthesis and is used against both RNA and DNA viruses.
A group of compounds which consist of a nucleotide molecule to which an additional nucleoside is attached through the phosphate molecule(s). The nucleotide can contain any number of phosphates.
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